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.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the senate took up president obama's proposal to reform the nation's gun control laws with a high-profile senate judiciary hearing on wednesday. in a surprise an unannounced appearance, gabrielle giffords, the former congressmember badly wounded in the tucson shooting rampage two years ago, urged lawmakers to back and control. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our community, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. the violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now! you must act. the bold, the courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> appearing alongside the former congressmember giffords who was shot in the head was her husband, the former astronaut mark kelly. kelly said he and giffords represented millions of gun owners to support new restrictions in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre. >> we are both gun owners and we take that right and responsibilities
including maybe more importantly on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. president obama is expected to start a new push on immigration reform on tuesday. obama is calling immigration reform his top legislative priority for his second term. >> police say that an arizona man has been arrested after threatening to blow up the liberty bell in philadelphia yesterday. 41-year-old carlos balsas has been charged with making terroristic threats. bomb threats. and several other offenses. according to police. balsas was making threats as he entered the historic site. later two black backpacks were found but the bomb squad determined there were no explosives in them. the liberty bell serves as an iconic symbol of american independence. we will be right back. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get
. obama will have to decide if he wants a legacy of reform or more partisanship." and i'm wondering, raul, is him getting involved, and the way in which he gets involved, very tricky for him? >> yes, it is tricky. but at the same time, he has to get involved. one of the things that latino voters, one of the key reasons they turned out in record numbers is that they wanted immigration reform, they wanted to see the president do something. and there has been some criticism of him in the path, particularly around health care, that he was somewhat aloof in the process. he didn't step in and lead. i think this time, he has taken a more forceful nmu!"t/&nuuuuuu. what his challenge is#82+suur]bk the big numbers come when you look at non-whites. 67% of back a path to citizenship. while just 46% of whites do. is one of the keys for the president, david, going to be what he's kind of doing successfully on a number of other fronts, which is to just go out and sell this to the american people? he believes public opinion can move some of these senators who may be more centrist around the fence about t
reform. i don't think there is any great 2014 strategy involved. obama laid out the principles in the campaign. nothing new. there is a difference between the border of security. the security for one person, maybe not security for another. the point is they agree. the republicans realize, for the most part they realize they are getting trounceed among hispanics. this is major cause. >> eric: what do you agree with? do it now? >> it will take 10 to is a years before the people will become seasons. >> eric: rubio is asking responsibly here. >> first, it's been flat. virtually no increase in the number of illegal immigrants in this country. undocumented workers -- >> andrea: because obamanomics kept them out. >> bob: excuse me. i didn't laugh at your point so please don't laugh at mine. the point here is it's flat. there have been a lot of people exported back to mexico. i think we have a chance to get something done here. let's try to get it done. >> andrea: the politics of it, some conservatives worry if they join with democrats and pass something they may not get the credit. de
has come forward to file a report. >>> president obama unveiled his plan for immigration reform today, saying now is the time to fix broken laws. cbs reporter introduces us to a california family who hopes the president is right. >> helps his mother at one of the family's two dry cleaners in southern california. >> do you feel like an american success story? >> i do. my parents have worked so hard and everything i am, everything my sister is, we owe to them. >> the family's immigration status is complicated. him and his sister were brought from mexico as children. president obama's deferred action program allows them to stay for work and school. their younger siblings were born in the u.s. their parents have been here illegally for 22 years. their father declined to appear on camera. they have earned a path to citizenship. >> i have my own business. i'm living here like an american citizen because i pay the taxes. >> jeff martin is with the federation for american immigration reform. a group that lobbies for strict immigration enforcement. >> they have been in the country break
us, they were them. >> president obama talking about immigration reform today in las vegas. today in washington, republicans were gently reminded that when they talk about immigration, they should try to avoid favorite republican phrases like, for example, "send them all back" or "electric fence" or "anchor baby." it is also suggested gently, so gently, that republicans should avoid using the word "illegals" or "aliens" and should not, quote, characterize all hispanics as undocumented. this memo was first published today by "the hill" newspaper. it is suggested messaging do's and don'ts for republicans. it was put out by the republican latino outreach group co-chaired by jeb bush, a group that is taking on the hard task of taking the panic out of hispanic in republicanville. joining us now is steve schmidt, senior strategist for mccain/palin in '08 and msnbc contributor. steve, it's great to see you. thanks for being here. >> thank you, rachel. >> if the advice has to start with stop saying "send them all back" and "anchor babies", does that mean that we are beyond this level of a
're aspiring citizens that's what it is. so i... obama promised us an immigration reform. >> reporter: so, what would these changes mean to your family? >> well, i think we'd feel more secure, we don't have to live with the fear of being deported, having our family torn apart. >> that's a calculation that they made when they came into the country illegally. >> reporter: jack martin is with the federation for american immigration reform, a group that lobbies for strict immigration enforcement. >> they've been in the country breaking the law all that period of time, and that should earn them no priority with regard to people who've been waiting outside the country. >> reporter: martin says allowing the colins to stay in the u.s. will be no more effective at stopping illegal immigration than a 1986 law that allowed three million illegal immigrants to apply for legal resident status. >> we now have 11 million or 12 million illegal aliens in the country. instead of cutting down on illegal immigration, it led to an increase. >> reporter: there are folks whoñr will say that your family and families l
, thanks very much. today the president laid out what could be the most sweeping reform of immigration law in decades. it would include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants who are already in america. here's how president obama described his plan in las vegas today. >> we've got to lay out a path, a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning english and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that's only fair. (cheers and applause) all right? so that means it won't be a quick process but it will be a fair process and it will lift these individuals out of the shadows and give them a chance to earn their way to a green card and eventually to i citizenship. >> pelley: but first mr. obama said there would have to be stronger enforcement on the borders. his plan is similar to a bill that both democrats and republicans are introducing in the senate. this may be the best chance for immigration reform in decades. it could mean that a lot of families would not live in fear
obviously yesterday talking about immigration reform. >> obama: now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving hopeful immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. >> stephanie: one of our dearest union friends united food and commercial worker's union, i've had the honor of speaking to them many times joe hansen joins us now. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: good to talk to you again. i loved a lot of what the president had to say yesterday. talk to us about union's role in all of this. >> well, union's role, it goes back a long time. we've always been active in the issue. there was a real switch in 2000 in the afl-cio and they changed completely the way they -- we talked about immigrants and realized that immigrants have a place in our society. and that we ought to help them get a decent place in that society. so it has been -- the number of efforts along the way, there was an immigrant freedom ride that we did and in my union the ufcw, we've had immigrants in meat packing and poultry plants and retail establishments for years. it has been a l
this. how republicans should pick their battles and how obama care links to the immigration reform proposed. new england patriots talks about would let his son play football today because president obama says he is not sure he would because it's so violent. adam fer era is here he's the host i can't wait. there are patients who will question, why does my mouth feel dryer than i remember it to be? there are more people taking more medication, so we see people suffering from dry mouth more so. we may see more cavities, bad breath, oral irritation. a dry mouth sufferer doesn't have to suffer. i would recommend biotene. the enzymes in biotene products help supplement enzymes that are naturally in saliva. biotene helps moisten those areas that have become dry. those that are suffering can certainly benefit from biotene. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance,
reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins right now. >>> here we are a matter of hours from president obama unveiling his plan. his proposals here to reform immigration. >> but democratic sources tell cnn. democrats in the caucus told him not to announce his own legislation. d immigration talks that sensitive. the president has a plan that is m
tight lipped about a possible motive. >>> president obama is urging congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly to avoid more endless debate. the president went to las vegas to strengthen border security and create a pathway for millions of undocumented immigrants to become citizens. opponents say the plan cannot become a way to reward people for breaking current immigration laws. >>> the state department will hold a welcome ceremony for john kerry on monday. kerry easily won confirmation to become the next secretary of state. he won that confirmation from his senate colleagues today. no date has been set yet for his swearing in. friday will be the last day for hillary rodham clinton as secretary of state. >>> it's a story you saw first on news 4. tonight, we are getting answers to when the long-awaited streetcars could finally be running in northeast d.c. the tracks are ready but sources say it will likely be 2014 at the earliest before they are up and running along h street. the city originally said the cars would start in 2012 and then changed it to late 2013 and now it a
as president obama pushed his plan for immigration reform in las vegas. coming just one day after the senate beat him to the punch, announcing its bipartisan proposal. president obama making remarks in las vegas. the president called for granting a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the united states, currently illegally. he praised the senate's efforts in announcing an immigration proposal yesterday. that plan had a key provision, requiring tighter border security before any illegal immigrants could get citizenship. that was key to republican support. it also calls for beefing up border security and punishments for businesses that hire illegal immigrants. republicans say they will not sign off on any immigration reform that doesn't put border security first. let's go to carl cameron in washington. how do you break this down? is there a big difference from what you heard from president obama, compared to the bipartisan commission of eight senators yesterday? we heard a lot more from the so-called gang of eight. they got more granular. what we heard from the president
president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now, in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers, with pun,ment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people. congress' fail ture to act is a disappointment. >> reporter: obama did announce hess administration would stop deporting some young undocumented immigrant but was taken to task at a town hall for not doing something bigger. >> you promised that. a promise is a promise. with all due respect -- >> what i p
. >>> president obama heading to vegas. he is betting on immigration reform. the president's going to highlight his proposals for overhauling immigration. in a speech three hours from now, it comes a day after the gang of eight, republican and democratic senators, outlined their plan. brianna keilar's got a preview of what we expect to hear from the president. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now, in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers, with pun,ment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution eluded past presidents including george w. bush.
on immigration. obama sort of raising them just a little bit by saying okay, we can do immigration reform and we'll include the lgbt community into it. now what are they going to do? how are republicans going to handle that? >> it is details they'll have to work out. this gang of eight -- we know that republicans did not want to include the lgbt component to it. it is going to be -- there's going to be parts both sides don't like. they're going to have to work it out. hopefully you're going to see the lgbt amendment stay in it. with doma, of course, potentially being struck down by the supreme court, this is an issue that may resolve itself. >> bill: think progress is also reporting that there is a republican congressman mo brooks from alabama who has offered up a constitutional amendment which says that if the president fails to balance the budget he will be -- he or she will be impeached. >> yes get out. of course, the ryan budget didn't balance for 30 years. he's going to unveil, more radical budget in ten years. so he can be president i guess. yeah, i mean look, republicans are going to cont
after meeting when president obama part of the immigration reform debate. he's been committed to this as senate and president. an essential part of not only passing this and an essential part of making sure this is a law that works in america. >> i was watching you standing on the hill. big news conference yesterday afternoon with senator schumer who said we overly optimistic, but there is still potholes to overcome. one would be from congressman lamar smith. "when you legalize those who were in the country illegally, it costs tax players millions of dollars, and millions of american workers thousands of jobs and encourages morrill legal immigration." how do you get a version of this through the republican controlled house? >> congressman smith's views on immigration are well known. he opposed any immigration reform. i would ask congressman smith, read what we're proposing. we're requiring that people pay their taxes, go through a criminal background check, have a job. back of the line in terms of new employment, back of the line in terms of citizenship, but making certain tha
'll be tweeting tonight. >>> president obama says his immigration reform plan has a lot in common with the plan unveiled today. but is that true? >>> hillary clinton. she talks about what lies ahead. >> i am so looking forward to monday when i have no schedule, no office to go to, no responsibilities. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. and save hundreds with our best offer yet, now extended due to popular demand. get an adt security system starting at just $49 installed, but only for a limited time. that's an instant savings of $250. don't leave your family's safety to chance. call or visit adt.com/tv. [ woman ] we had two tiny reasons to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- our neighbor's house was broken into. what if this happened here? and since we can't monitor everything 24/7, we got someone who could. adt. [ male announcer ] while some companies are new to home security, adt has been helping to save lives for over 135 years. we have more monitoring centers, more of tomorrow's tec
@andersoncooper. i'll be tweeting tonight. >>> president obama says his immigration reform plan has a lot in common with the plan unveiled today. but is that true? >>> hillary clinton. she talks about what lies ahead. >> i am so looking forward to monday when i have no schedule, no office to go to, no responsibilities. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use. it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >>> real politics now. as expected president obama called on congress to overhaul broken immigration laws. in a speech he praised a plan unveiled by eight senators. he stressed the similarities between his v
a mountain of debt. america needs real budget reform but president obama insists on playing politics with our country's credit rating. hard 4hardworking american taxps need to balance their budgets. they understand what the president does not. the president bragged in his press conference last week that quotes it's been a busy and productive four years and i expect the same for the next four years." well, it looks like he means that we can count on for your years -- count on four more years of wasteful washington spending. it is time for president obama to finally keep his promise to get america's finances in order. thank you, madam president. i yield the floor, and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. harkin: mr. president, first i ask that proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. harkin: secondly, i ask unanimous consent that stephanie lynn and
economist. >> susie: presidet obama made the case today for a sweeping immigration reform, calling it a "boost" for the economy. by giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, the president said there would be less opportunity for some employers to undercut companies that follow the rules. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the president flew to las vegas today to make that case that immigration reform would help companies and workers who follow the law. with 11 million undocumented workers in the country, the president said some employers are tempted to pay less than minimum wage or cheat their workers out of overtime pay. >> if we are truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity those who a willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we have to fix the system. we have to make sure that every business and every worker in america is playing by the same set of rules. we have to bring this shadow economy into the light. >> reporter: critics of the president's plan to give legal status to undocumented workers say they've
gregg is live in las vegas where the president just wrapped up his remarks. >> reporter: president obama called important quick passage of immigration reform. he was optimistic saying important first time in many years republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. he said if congress doesn't act in a i'mly manner he will push for his own legislation. his plan outlined today provides a path to citizenship. undocumented immigrants would have to register with the practical government, pay pines and taxes, and undergo background checks. but first, increased border security would have to be proven before any reforms take effect. >> thank you. the reason i came here today is because of a challenge where the differences are dwindling. where broad consensus is emerging. and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> reporter: his plan is just a framework and passage of any legislation is not a given. however, this is seen as an important step on th
you. melissa: coming up, president obama and congress charge ahead on immigration reform plans, but will the cost outweigh the benefits? we are crunching the numbers coming up. plus, violent protests intensify along egypt's suez canal. could it choke out the pressure point for energy supplies? stay tuned, more "money" straight ahead. ♪ (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everi'm with scottrade. me. (announcer) scottrade. awarded five-stars from smartmoney magazine. ♪ melissa: so immigration reform is big news this week. democratic senator chuck schumer, republican senator, john mccain, teaming up to present their overhaul of the system, but what's the true cost, and what would it mean for the economy? here's to crunch the numbers is the center for immigration studies. steve, thank
. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. ♪ >> you just heard president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform and "the cycle" has it all covered. luke russert following reaction on capitol hill. we have also got janelle ross from "the huffington post." let's start with peter and the big takeaways here. >> reporter: as you heard, the president now shaking hands out here, this had the same impact of a campaign-style event for this president. recognizes this is the first trip of his second term. he's really trying to deliver on that campaign promise of immigration reform to the community that helped deliver him, his re-election. the latino community. this is the state where 27% of the population is latino and he chose this as the backdrop to deliver the speech today. senior advisers say the intent of the very public campaign to put pressure on the republicans to see this thing through. to finally help pass a bipartisan bill on the issue of immigration. he focused on topics very similar to the ones heard from this president before. when's not changed is the languag
president obama appears ready to sign on to a bi-partisan plan for immigration reform. and chicago's undocumented immigrants are watching eagerly. hoping reform is finally coming. good afternoon. i'm dina bair. and i'm sean lewis in for steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president is expected to endorse a set of proposals worked out by a bi-partisan group of u-s senators. the plan would create a path to citizenship for 11-million undocumented immigrants, but only after the borders are secured. undocumented workers would be able to stay, after they register with the government. pass a background check. pay fines and back taxes and learn english. illinois senator dick durbin says he supports the proposals because it would take families out of the shadows. then the peace of mind to know that they can run their way to legal status. they can go to some pretty rigorous testing. a the end of the day they will have the peace of mind of knowing that they're part of this country. the city's undocumented immigrant
republicans yet never hear about any solution other than america voted for obama. we need to demand solutions. arrive from texas, no more reform, no more income tax, flat, or otherwise. passed a fair tax, tax consumption, not income, taxing income is counterproductive. and it does thank you for your optimistic outlook for america. needed a lift. glass half full, my friend. finally, another example of waste, fraud, and abuse. this time from louisiana. a local newspaper in danvers talking about a little-known state law that will make residents pay more at the grocery store. alysian requires that grocers markup milk prices 6% above the invoice and shipping costs, 6%. a local store called fresh market has a weekly special, gallons of milk for $2.99 each and every tuesday. not anymore. the state is worried such deals to drive competitors out of business. isn't that what free-market are about? if they want to compete, lower prices. if not, what consumers walk up the door. that's my "2 cents more." it's obvious. coming in tomorrow, president obama's says deficit reduction is not a goal unt
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